Nairobi (CNN) The Ethiopian government has formed a committee to negotiate with forces from the Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a televised speech to parliament on Tuesday.
The committee has been "studying the preconditions and how the negotiations will go," he said.
The committee will be led by his Deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, and is expected to submit a report outlining the details to Abiy within 10 to 15 days.
"We are committed to peace be it with TPLF (Tigrayan People's Liberation Front) or any other entity who seeks peace," he said.
On Tuesday night, Debretsion Gebremichael, president of TPLF, said his group was "prepared to negotiate for peace consistent with fundamental principles for human rights, democracy, and accountability," in an open letter posted to Twitter.
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